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Axpo expands large scale storage business

The Swiss energy group takes on the operation of a 1.25 MW battery storage system owned by Rhiinenergie AG. The storage facility will provide grid balancing services for the country’s grid operator.

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Swiss PV market grew 30% in 2020

According to Switzerland-based trade body Swissolar, the country saw the deployment of over 430 MW of new solar PV systems last year.

Axpo signs first solar PPA in Switzerland

Swiss energy company Axpo will supply electricity to a supermarket chain from a 2.2 MW solar plant under a 20-year power purchase agreement. The facility is being deployed at the Muttsee dam, at an altitude of almost 2,500 meters above sea level.

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Switzerland raises rebates for PV systems up to 30 kW

The rebate for small-sized rooftop PV projects was raised from CHF340 (€314) to CHF380 per kilowatt installed.

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Switzerland set to add 400 MW of PV in 2020

Applications for solar rebates have almost doubled thus far this year, said Swissolar, which sees year-on-year growth in all rooftop PV segments.

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Switzerland deployed 332 MW of solar last year

Cumulative solar generation capacity reached 2.5 GW last year, enough to meet 3.8% of electricity demand.

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Switzerland provides additional $47m for solar incentives

The government wants to see off a potential slump in the PV market as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The increase means CHF376 million worth of rebates will be available for solar systems.

Switzerland renews support for renewables

The Swiss government has decided to extend its incentives for renewable energy projects, while also adjusting them to promote greater competitiveness. In addition, it plans to replace feed-in tariffs for large-scale solar installations with a new auction mechanism.

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Switzerland increases net metering tariff for rooftop PV

Swiss renewable energy association VESE has reported an average 4% increase for owners of PV systems not exceeding 10 kW in size. However, the remuneration continues to vary widely between the 30 largest network operators in the country.

Switzerland plans large scale solar auctions

The Swiss Federal Council intends to increase competition in the solar sector and set fixed tariffs for large PV projects using tenders. The electricity market will be fully opened up in a move industry association Swissolar says will discriminate against PV and threaten the rapid expansion of renewables.

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